Bug 737054 - Spicebird contains its own, embedded copy of the libpng library
Summary: Spicebird contains its own, embedded copy of the libpng library
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spicebird
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steven M. Parrish
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 737050 737052
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-09 13:31 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2012-08-07 19:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 737052
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 19:23:35 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-09-09 13:31:10 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #737052 +++

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #737050 +++

Description of problem:
The version of the spicebird package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 contains its own, embedded copy of the libpng package under path:


but the libpng package is available as a separate package in Fedora 15. Current version is libpng-1.2.46-1.fc15 (while spicebird includes v1.2.24). It is not a good practice to use own embedded copy of some tool / library, when the system wide equivalent is available (because in case of security flaw in libpng, both of libpng and spicebird packages will need to be updated).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild -bp spicebird.spec
2. cd BUILD/spicebird-0.7.1/mozilla/modules/libimg/png
3.  ls
CHANGES     LICENSE      MOZCHANGES    png.c      pngerror.c  png.h     pngpread.c  pngrio.c    pngrutil.c  pngtrans.c  pngwrite.c  pngwutil.c
libpng.txt  Makefile.in  mozpngconf.h  pngconf.h  pngget.c    pngmem.c  pngread.c   pngrtran.c  pngset.c    pngwio.c    pngwtran.c  README

Actual results:
spicebird contains its own, embedded copy of libpng library.

Expected results:
spicebird should require / use system wide libpng library.

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